Rebecca Heal– Managing Supervisor. I have been at Cholsey Pre-School for 20 years. I live with my husband and 4 children who keep me very busy. I am proud that Cholsey Pre-School is a caring and nurturing environment where children flourish, grow and develop into unique individuals. I have a BTEC National Diploma in Childhood Studies, GNVQ in Health and Social Care and have completed many courses within childcare. I oversee the setting and staff and am the 1st nominated person for Safeguarding.
Faye Turner – Deputy Manager. I have been at Cholsey Pre-School for 8 years. I am a SEND Co-Ordinator and Second nominated person regarding Safeguarding. I oversee the setting if the Manager is absent. I have 3 boys who keep me busy as well as a lovely partner and crazy cat.
Ruth Chenery – Supervisor. I started working at Cholsey Pre-School as a domestic assistant and after completing my Level 3 in Young People’s Workforce and Childcare I am now a Supervisor, I have been at Pre-School for 13 years. I am the Understanding of the World co-ordinator and am our SEND co-ordinator. I also take our SPIRALS group. I live in Cholsey with my husband and 2 daughters.
Emily Cox – I have worked at Pre-School for 2 years and have completed Level 2 in Young People’s Workforce and Childcare. I also help out in the Primary School’s After School Club.
Tyler Dixon – I have completed a Level 2 in Young People’s Workforce and Childcare and I have been at Pre-School for 4 years. I enjoy sports and fitness and look forward to bringing this knowledge into Pre-School.
Kirstie Baker – Supervisor and admin. I have worked at Pre-School for 13 years. I have a Playwork Level 3 qualification and have a special interest in Mental Health and have Qualified in Level 2 Understanding Children and Young People’s Mental Health and a Level 2 in Mental Health in the early Years. I live with my partner and our 2 dogs and enjoy being out in nature and gardening.
Felicity Holtom – Classroom Assistant. I have worked Part time at Cholsey Pre-School for 6years. As well as helping out around the classroom I help Becky with some of the admin tasks. I live in Wallingford and have son who keeps me busy with school, homework and clubs. I enjoy spending time with my family, my dog and friends.
Bob Heal – Classroom Assistant, I have been at Pre-School for 7 years. I have lived in Cholsey for over 30 years and have watched it grow. I have children and grand children that have attended the village school and the Pre-School. It’s nice to be apart of a hard working and strong team of dedicated professionals.
Rebecca Heal, Faye Turner, Ruth Chenery, Bob Heal, Tyler Dixon and Emily Cox are First aid trained.
All staff have completed safeguarding training with Becky and Faye as Nominated people with Specialist Safeguarding Training. All of our classroom assistants have Food Hygiene training. We have regular in-house training and attend relevant courses to keep up to date with any changes.
ABOUT CHOLSEY PRE-SCHOOL
Cholsey Pre-school aims to provide high quality, affordable and accessible childcare for children aged from 2 ½, in a safe and supportive environment. We aim to work in partnership with parents, the Cholsey Primary School Foundation Unit, and local authority, in the provision of childcare in Cholsey. Our staff team comprises of a managing supervisor, senior supervisor, 2 fully trained supervisors, 1 Level 2 assistant, 2 trainee assistant and 2 classroom assistants.
Cholsey Pre-school is a Registered Charity (No. 900441) and is a member of the Pre‑school Learning Alliance (www.pre-school.org.uk).
Pre-School caters for young children in Cholsey, providing a secure and stimulating environment for them to learn through play. All parents in Cholsey and the surrounding area can register their child and so have an affordable alternative to the childcare offered by local private nurseries.
We believe that working in partnership with parents has great benefits for the child, parents and preschool. We welcome and encourage parents and carers to contribute their time by helping during sessions.
Cholsey Pre-School is run by an elected voluntary committee, which ensures that major decision making is in the hands of the parents who use the group. The committee are responsible for reviewing both policy and practice, and for the employment and appraisal of members of staff.
OUR AIMS are:
- To provide a safe, happy and stimulating environment which encourages children to learn through their play;
- To enhance the development and education of children under statutory school age in a parent-involving, community based group;
- To work within a framework which ensures equality of opportunity for all children and families;
- To follow the Early Years Foundation Stage curriculum, and to plan appropriate learning activities for the children.
We offer your child:
- Individual care and attention made possible by the high ratio of adults to children;
- Fun and friendship with children and other adults;
- The support of a personal keyperson;
- Opportunities for you, and your family, to be directly involved in the activities of the group and in your own child’s progress;
- A specially tailored curriculum leading to approved learning outcomes;